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  1. Oh goddamn. This is the first real concrete gas I've had in at least a year. No way I can spend 236,- eu on this right now though. Goddamn, there's even a spectrum analyzer. HNNGGG.
  2. As I failed my umpteenth since they were available self-test today I wondered if there's any info on how reliable they are with all the new variants. After googling around for at least 5 minutes I can definitely say there's no clear answer. It was to click around here for a bit though: https://www.path.org/programs/diagnostics/covid-dashboard-implication-variants-covid-19-antigen-test-detection/
  3. That radiogenova account seems to be a real shitslinger. I don’t see the point in “reporting” on these kinds of events without some analysis or background. Except for spreading fear and uncertainty.
  4. Although I’ve tagged the occasional train and defaced the odd streetbench I’ve mostly been more or less indifferent when it comes to graffiti in the public space. But tonight I felt a profound and unexpected appreciation for people willing to go out and practice their art, makes a lot of places seem a bit more human.
  5. Re: the case, are you into DIY, do you have the tools to make a case? Do you enjoy building things? Otherwise I wouldn't bother. If you wanna integrate your machinedrum... Something to boost the line levels from md to eurorack Something to bring eurorack levels back to line Some sort of mixer Something that can process triggers from MD Something to trigger (vco, sampler, sample player, etc) I'm not entirely sure what's going on in the video but it seems the md is being ran through a compressor or something and the md is triggering plaits. Plaits would be a good vco I guess because it has a built in lpg so you can just send it triggers from md and route the sound somewhere. Just some random thoughts. Obvs.
  6. Hope the lift continues, being depressed is never no good for no one. You seem to be contrary to common understanding in associating a nocturnal schedule with anticipated relief of psychological burdens. I feel the same though, I usually need to start worrying when I feel the urge to go to sleep really early. I started sawing from an angry place, something I was entirely aware of and reminded myself of several times to keep cool and steady to prevent the sheet from cracking. Obviously my incompetence is immune to awareness. To make things worse this is the second time today, first time was a toxic mix of ignorance and enthusiasm though.
  7. This is something I’ve noticed as well, think in some cases it has to do with the way the lights are angled, something that can apparently be adjusted? Fucking obnoxious either way. Fwp: my iPhone keeps switching to live mode when I take a picture. Seems to have started happening after the last update and the internet doesn’t offer any solutions.
  8. Tell them you're experimenting with a hands-off approach wrt to recording and want them to really dive into their own process and that you'll be checking in on them only occasionally.
  9. So... everyone here has sustained disappointment in roland since at least the late 80's? I'd get it if there weren't a ton of other (smaller) companies making things and the only options were the roland cloud or buying used on reverb... but that won't be until a couple more years when the supply chain has really fully collapsed, right? By then, if the acb stuff is really as accurately modeled as roland claim, the first caps and transistors will start to go on those and zencore will be all that remains.
  10. Weren't there a bunch of other juno's before this that were also digital and didn't have that much to do with 6/60/106? I bet they just went with the esthetic and it's actually also a bunch of other classic vst's at the same time. I fail to understand your disappointment btw, if roland would do an og rerelease of the juno don't you think it would cost about as much as a used juno? 808 & 909, I could see them retailing for around 2000,- local monetary units which I guess would probably save you a couple of grand but on a juno? I dunno. Korg doesn't do clones btw. Or did I miss something? But yeah, flol at huge company not restarting production on some machines they made decades ago that are now being released by other companies at a pricepoint they will never be able or willing (this is is speculation ofc) to compete with. Especially after their ceo or chief of design or whatever has stated (several times, I believe) that Roland as a company want to look to the future and is not interested in going back to techniques they no longer use.
  11. "Honey, I made us a gluten-free, 100% plant-based and therefore healthy lunch on wholewheat bread." - A Dutch person in 2022. https://www.remia.nl/producten/tosti-quick/tosti-quick/
  12. Holy shit that went fast. I read some article about twitter's cashlords wanting to have a chat with elon about maybe buying the website while stuffing my face before going to a show, back 5 hours later and the deal is done. I'm not sure how correct this info is as I might be missing context or whatever but the article I just read says that he wants to offer an inclusive platform for free speech within the confinements of the law. (two seperate quotes but same wording and meaning, I think). And this makes me kind of hopeful that maybe he will run twitter into the ground? I mean, apparently he's not aware that twitter is an international platform so what is considered free speech within confinements of the law is going to be different for each user and he probably already alienated some of the (usually misguided right-wing (in my experience anyway)) hardcore freedom of speech absolutists who tend to get very upset when words such as "inclusive" are used because that means they might have to deal with people that get angry at them for (re)tweeting stupid shit. So in my mind he's gonna have 2 fairly large pickles to deal with from the get-go and hopefully this will take long enough for the majority of the userbase to become alienated without any good alternatives being available. Elon will lose interest and Twitter will wither and die. Meanwhile the Zuck is fucking himself with meta. Would be such a blessing if these ridiculous out of touch cunts that are fucking the world over by buying into something that has nothing to do with actual day to day reality and human interaction but do carry a disproportional potential weight making things more horrible on an hourly basis for everyone everywhere en up falling victim to their monomanic megalomania. I feel more and more hopeless about everything on a daily basis but this might be a blessing in disguise. Please Elon, don't fuck this up. How is it not already? The fact that this naive cunt bought it might actually open people's eyes.
  13. I'be been entertaining myself with the idea of a limited edition + 96 channel foh desk with 6 aux busses and 4 stereo send return pairs. When their chief engineer appears in the promo video recorded for a npr tiny desk with 10 piece band plus full orchestre to give some background on the technical/design challenges his team was faced with he sounds exactly like Rob Brydon's man trapped in a box. In the background we see a local crew manically digging through flightcases to find the one that has all slimline minijack to xlr/audio over utp/ multisnek adapters.
  14. Instagrambient content generators perhaps?
  15. No. You do get a free minijack headphone adapter thingy though. Also, the cables come in one flavour: 1.2 meters, male minijack at the other end as well. I guess at the scale this mixer is at that is plenty of length but if you're gonna have something that is not also incredibly tiny on your table it's not hard too imagine a scenario where you're gonna need a longer cable to have your machines arranged the way you want it. Plus possibly some adapters to go to 6.3 jack. So gotta toss some mono F to M minijack cables plus mono 3.5 to 6.3 adapterplugs/cables into the mix there. I get the esthetic appeal of a lot of the stuff TE makes but every time I see their offerings I can't help but think I'm looking at some very niche market electronic waste and this hedonistic approach is as much as a throwback as their designs are. But I guess the entire point of TE is that they make stuff that is very well designed, clever and super neat but quite limited, a bit obnoxious and naive at the same time. Feel like I suddenly understand how they've come to name their company. I'm also really curious as to how many of these units will be produced on the first run, how big of a market is there for something that's kind of a impractical hyper-practical tool? Otoh I see they also offer a wide range of clear/translucent splashwater proof pouches and bags that seem to me mostly useful to people driving convertibles in gated communities.
  16. user

    NOT pizza

    My dream is to one day open a small coffee place where people can enjoy artisanal baklava and nice coffee. Free balaclava with every 5th baklava. Live balalaika and clave performances every odd Tuesday.
  17. I'm still waiting on the micrometer I ordered from aliexpress when I heard about dick shrinkage. Fucking supplychain disruption.
  18. That is really cool. G'damn.
  19. Might be worthwhile to look into giving your mbp a good cleaning on the inside and possibly also refreshing the thermalpaste on the cpu. I did this last year for my 2011 (lol) mbp that was running its fans at what seemed pretty much full capacity all the time and it's gone back to only fanning up occasionally, still going strong (fingers crossed). I cleaned it out previously a couple of times but I think redoing the thermal paste is what did it. Might seem slightly daunting at first but if you go step by step and take your time it's very easy to do. I spent some time reading thermal paste discussions and settled on the gc-extreme paste by gelid. I'm sure other pastes are fine as well (as long as they're not electrically conductive). Besides the paste you'd need some form of canned air to blow out dust (keep a vacuumcleaner next to you to blow the dust into), brush is handy too, some cotton swabs, paper towels and isopropyl alcohol for cleaning off the old thermal paste and some gloves (keep your hands clean and prevents getting fingerprints on the heatsink after you've cleaned it). You'll also need some torx screwdrivers, the sizes you need for your particular model can be found in the various ifixit guides. Oh, and I'm able to run Live 11 on my 2014 (I think) MBP without constant fans. Do think having it in clamshell mode reduces its ability to dissipate heat somewhat as the wrist resting areas besides the trackpad usually get fairly hot. Also possibly somewhat reduced airflow into the fans but not sure about that.
  20. Good thing! Last time you mentioned making your stuff available for streaming the only Ignatia were some surfer-reggea-songwriter guy with dismal esthetics and someone releasing recordings of burning wood.
  21. Have been looking on and off for some affordable primer for aluminium that comes in non-spray form for weeks and tonight I find a hardware chain that has all the hammerite stuff on sale with 35% off. The entire hammerite range can be ordered online except for the primer which is only available for click and collect. Which means I have to bike over 40 minutes back and forth for this fucking paint. Good thing I have a low-paying job so my time is essentially worthless but it's nonetheless annoying. Additionally I hurt my leg two weeks ago after jumping off my bike when the chain flew off while I was going downhill which meant I could no longer brake. One of the pedals slammed into the back of my right leg, it hurt immensely but I thought I was overreacting. A couple of days later I realize it looks like I'm wearing a blue boot because off the blood that has spread under my skin and it's all sagging towards my foot sole and spread all around my calf and such. As the swelling subsided over the last couple of days and the bruising spread some more but became less intense I'm left with a more painful leg than I had initially and I have two purple and blue toes. I'm considering a visit to the emergency room but that's gonna take ages, wonder if they'd be alright with me popping out to go and get some paint while I wait.
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